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My Nemesis: The Smoke Alarm

Duff here. A while ago, Mom and I were having a peaceful morning. The Sun was shining. Birds were singing. A gentle Breeze was wafting in the trees. When suddenly: the Smoke Alarm erupted with that Abysmal Sound. You know: the Dratted Chirp, Chirp. And those high Pitched Tones? Hurt My delicate ears. Not unstuck at all. I slid off…

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You’re Not Stuck

You’re not stuck. You’re committed to certain patterns of behavior because they helped you in the past. Now those behaviors have become more harmful than helpful. The reason you can’t move forward is because you keep applying the old formula to a new level in your life. Change the formula to get a new result. —Emily Maroutian Duff here. Can…

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Adjustments

Duff here. Mom shopped online to Find Me a Soft bed. Not that I don’t have a Pallet Already. But in My Opinion, I can never have Too Many. She found One marketed as Luxurious: soft, Comfy, Irresistible to Canines. Click! It was Speeding on Its Way. To Me. Now that’s living unstuck. The Packet arrived. Mom released this Hard…

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Teamwork

I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things. —Mother Teresa Duff here. As I was contemplating this Perspective, I realized Mom and I are a Team. She is the Pack Leader, even if our Pack is just One Dog. (That’s Me.) And yes. We watch the Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan….

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Break That Habit!

Is the cycle of bad habits a real challenge for you? I don’t know about you, but some of them stopped me from living unstuck. But breaking that bad habit isn’t as hard as it seems. I managed to break three of those within two months. Yes, that’s quitting three habits in less than 21 days. First, I broke these…

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A Dog is Magic

  Duff here. My personal opinion? A Dog is Magic. I am an Ambassador of Happiness. When We meet People, I am ecstatic. If Mom needs cheering up, I’m right there to offer Comfort. Snuggling is What I do best. Living unstuck. But I also teach Mom things. Being attentive to Me? Oh yes. She has learned to look at…

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It’s a Dog’s Life

If you can sit quietly after difficult news; if in a financial downturn you remain perfectly calm; if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can eat happily whatever is put on your plate; if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill;…

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